Two or More
By Jacqui – One of God’s Intercessors
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20
Do you believe the Scriptures? While at first that may sound a bit crazy, I urge you to take a moment and truly think about that one. If you do, then joining with others in prayer and intercession becomes an important habit to establish!
I love knowing that the Holy Spirit is present whenever I gather to pray with others. It doesn’t mean I don’t love my time alone with God in prayer or that I don’t often invite the Holy Spirit into my prayer time. It simply means the burden being lifted up in the prayer is lifted up with a brother or sister in Christ. It means that the praises given to God are multiplied.
God has made it clear to me that I am not to carry all the prayers alone. Last week, I prayed with another intercessor for our Latin America missionaries and their ministries happening there. This morning, another intercessor and myself met together in the prayer chapel to pray for Africa and for OMS as a whole. Tomorrow, I will meet with yet another intercessor who has a heart for Europe and we will pray for a length of time over all the prayer requests that have come in from the region. Next week, I’ll be meeting with a new intercessor on our team to pray for our OMS field missionaries in Asia and the South Pacific.
The best thing about all these prayer meetings is that the Holy Spirit will be joining in every single one! He won’t need to check his schedule, and I won’t need to send Him a zoom link. When brothers and sisters in Christ begin praying together, He is there, and that, my dear friend, changes everything!
If you’ve never prayed aloud with others, please don’t let that concern you or worse yet, stop you! Remember, when you pray, you are speaking to God, not to those you’re praying with. If your words are pleasing to the Lord that is all that matters. Your prayer will be a sweet aroma to the Lord.
It begins with a simple question. “Will you pray with me?” It ends with the Holy Spirit entering into the prayer and God being glorified!